We chat to tattoo artist Hannah Westcott, who works at Hales Boulevard Studios in Coventry, UK about her neo-traditional taste, her first actual tattoo and plans for 2018…
How lengthy have you ever been tattooing? I’ve been tattooing professionally now for nearly 8 years. I began a few years previous to this simply from house at first; training on myself and buddies, sooner than acquiring a role as a junior artist/apprentice in Melton Mowbray. I’ve since been based totally in Leicester, Coventry and till lately, Redditch, Birmingham. I’m now again in Coventry!
What drew you to the arena of tattoos? I consider first turning into attracted to tattoos once I began to be told concerning the alt scene; the alt song scene was once a large a part of it, seeing musicians I cherished with cool tattoos. I consider designing tribal tattoos for myself when I used to be a child at school, I’m a child of the 90s and I’d handiest in point of fact noticed tribal paintings at the moment! I’ve drawn ever since I used to be a child and would replica stuff that I used to be attracted to.
When did you get your first tattoo and what was once it? I were given my first tattoo when I used to be 18. It was once a vintage rose on my must blade and it was once a little bit caricature I made in biro, according to a rose I’d noticed while researching on-line. I’ve since had that tattoo remodeled/coated up as it all started to seem older than me!
How would you describe your taste? I assume I might describe my tattooing taste as neo-traditional. I most commonly experience neo-traditional paintings, in conjunction with Eastern and anything else in color. Even though I do experience Black & Gray paintings too and feature a couple of huge scale dot paintings items at the cross. I’d say I’m beautiful various within the sorts of paintings i do. My favorite issues to tattoo are animals, birds particularly and anything else according to nature. I draw numerous inspiration from the flora and fauna. I additionally in point of fact experience ornate paintings and color will at all times be my favorite form of paintings to do. I additionally focus on duvet ups.
Do you’ve any visitor spots or conventions deliberate? I lately don’t have any conventions showed for subsequent yr but however I will be able to be having a look to commute round and perform a little visitor spots across the nation at my pal’s studios. I in finding it’s so much nicer getting to hang around of their beautiful studios than the tension of coping with putting in at conventions and the hustle and bustle of all of it. I want to pull my finger out and phone everybody to make preparations! I will’t wait to peer what 2018 will carry!